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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Mar 20, 2008 5:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: While listening to 'Scarlet Begonias,' one of you may like this [others should definitely skip this post].

Ashes: Whether you're Rising, Crawling or Falling, your light refracts on us all.

Here's A Message to Our Friends in France from The Grateful Dead
which Robert Hunter wrote to French heads and hearts on the eve of the Captain Trips Festival in Paris, Jan 14th 1996:

A man must play at the hearth of his own heart to touch the hearts of others deeply. How willingly the world paused, last August, to pay tribute to Jerry Garcia, a true man of music, but a reluctant leader who disdained to play the role others desired of him - and the more vehemently he denied his fitness to lead, the more his generation insisted on draping the mantle of leadership upon him. He was something better than a leader, he was an artist. His attitude and execution helped move hearts and minds toward dreams of possible peace and honest fraternity. Perhaps this was because he was simply one of us and refused to be exalted above us. This, too, was a kind of art. He led himself and advised others to do likewise. The deeper values of his music, the remarkable personal integrity of the utterly committed musician, are forever present in the notes recorded to speak for him.

It is his triumph and his ordeal that the notes of his guitar resonated so perfectly with the heartstrings of so many. Our exorbitant love was often his burden, but he carried that burden to the end. We have only just begun to miss him.

p.s. Enjoying your recommendation as I type (did I detect another snatch of Bach during the Other One?)


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Poster: ganges Date: Mar 20, 2008 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: While listening to 'Scarlet Begonias,' one of you may like this [others should definitely skip this post].

Thank you, Alan, for this, very inspiring words by R.H., and for your post Ashes, I hope you're going to rise again.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Mar 20, 2008 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: While listening to 'Scarlet Begonias,' one of you may like this [others should definitely skip this post].

Hallo Guenther. Du bist das meiste Willkommen. Es ist gut Dich zu sehen. Wie ist das Wetter im Schwarzwald? Es ist hier fur den ersten Tag des Fruhlinges ziemlich kalt.

Ich erwarte, AR die Hunter Anzeige vor gesehen hat, aber ich dachte, dass er sie wieder sehen mochte.
(entschuldige mein Deutsch:~)


(these archive tricksters are mean - no umlauts allowed!:~)

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Poster: ganges Date: Mar 20, 2008 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: While listening to 'Scarlet Begonias,' one of you may like this [others should definitely skip this post].

Alan, es schneit hier! It's snowing over here in the Black Forest of Germany (response to Jerrob's question, in case someone didn't understand german ...)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 20, 2008 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: While listening to 'Scarlet Begonias,' one of you may like this [others should definitely skip this post].

mein deutch ist schrectlich

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Poster: ganges Date: Mar 20, 2008 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: While listening to 'Scarlet Begonias,' one of you may like this [others should definitely skip this post].

bluedevil - this is almost perfect!

"mein deutch ist schrectlich" - "mein deutsch ist schrecklich" would be just exactly perfect, and wrong.

dein deutsch ist recht gut (your german is pretty good)!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 20, 2008 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: While listening to 'Scarlet Begonias,' one of you may like this [others should definitely skip this post].

Gott in himmel, mein lederhosen ist geoffnet...

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 20, 2008 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: While listening to 'Scarlet Begonias,' one of you may like this [others should definitely skip this post].

"..at the hearth of his heart..." Unbelievable metaphor. Thank You, Jerrob Hungar.

--- AshesRising